Training Resources

Image taken from a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training event.

Whether you are a student, faculty, or staff member, there are opportunities available to you in order to be prepared for an emergency.  This page describes several of these training opportunities and offers guidelines for next steps relevant to you.

Campus Safety Training

The Office of Emergency Management is hosting a monthly virtual campus safety training. The virtual training covers a variety of topics including: campus safety and security issues, emergency response procedures, department emergency action planning, mission continuity, active shooter response, campus safety resources, and an overview of the UCSC Emergency Response Framework.

Upcoming Training Sessions:

  • June 6th, 2023 (Tuesday) from 10:00am to 11:30am
  • July 5th, 2023 (Wednesday) from 10:00am to 11:30am
  • August 1st, 2023 (Tuesday) from 10:00am to 11:30am 

Register Now

Generally, these trainings are held every first Tuesday of the month from 10:00am to 11:30am.  Upon registering for the training, you can add the training to your calendar via the registration confirmation page.

For any questions about the campus safety training or to make a special request to have an ad hoc training delivered to your department, please contact:

Stephan Edgar
Strategic Resilience and Preparedness Manager 

For Faculty and Staff 

800 MHz Radio Training: Office of Emergency Management in collaboration with Information Technology Services can provide 800 MHz radio training at the request of a Department. The radio training provides an overview of how to utilize the campus 800 MHz radio system for daily operations or emergencies. The training is suitable for everyday radio users or the "occasional" user and will provide basic technology overview, radio functions, proper procedures, and practical applications. To schedule a radio training, please send your request to

For Students

Students CPR Training: Athletics and Recreation hosts several variations of this training that are accredited by the American Heart Association.  This training provides a first exposure for bystander interaction with an emergency event.  Additionally, it will give you an introduction into medically updated CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) techniques in addition to first aid basics. Fees may apply.